Dark elves can be
distinguished by their sharper features and usually
dark brown or black skin color. This anomaly with Dark
Elven skin can be attributed to the mana foci in Rhoska-tor
where they were exiled to after the Undead War. They
became bitter and resentful of their fair elven counterparts.
They felt that their expulsion was more the result of
political opportunism than anything else. Even today,
Dark Elves are commonly shunned by their fairer brethren
in the Elven Nations.
They possess a great love of knowledge
and learning, possibly only outmatched by their fairer
Illistim brothers. Dark Elves are said to have mastered
both spiritual and elemental magic as no other race
ever could. Also, Dark Elves are recognized for their
striking architecture as the impressive palaces and
estates of Ta'Faendryl can demonstrate.
Famous Dark Elves: Daephron Illian,
Rythwier Faendryl (father of Chesylcha), Tahlad Faendryl
Did you know? Often times experiments
performed by Dark Elven mothers can cause their child
to have a lighter pigmentation, accounting for the dozens
of light-skinned Dark Elves living in Elanthia today.
See also: Elven
Dogma & Theology, Dark
Elf Cultures, Dark Elven Languages, The
Faendryl Empire, History
of the Dhe'nar Elves